Okay today I am going to take a drastic departure from reality (wind and cold in the east, rain in the west) and post some flower photos. Don’t we all need some color and reminders of warmer days? These photos were the result of an experiment called “shooting through”, the idea being to have something colorful in the foreground that will blur as you focus further away – resulting in a soft dreamy effect. This was my first try with this technique and I thought they almost have a watercolory feel to them … straight out of the camera, no post-processing. This would also work well with fall foliage. Aren’t they different?